The 25 greatest characters from Quentin Tarantino films
It was more than 25 years ago that moviegoers were introduced to “Pulp Fiction,” director Quentin Tarantino’s breakthrough film, one that was strange, with non-linear storylines, captivating characters, quirky dialogue and plenty of pop culture love. And it was all delivered by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and ranked the 25 best characters from films directed by Quentin Tarantino.
25. “Nice Guy” Eddie Cabot (“Reservoir Dogs”)
Goofy, a little oofish and quite loyal to his old man, Joe, Eddie (brilliantly played by the late Chris Penn), is one of the more underrated characters in Quentin Tarantino’s feature-length debut as a director. Sporting that blue tracksuit jacket with the dark slacks and dark shoes, “Nice Guy Eddie” is comical while casually intense. His part in the film’s famed “Mexican-standoff” scene is short but certainly sweet.
24. Trudi Fraser (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”)
It’s tough for any veteran actor to steal a scene from Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio, let alone a 10-year-old. That’s just what Julia Butters’ Fraser did. While the film has generally received solid reviews, critics raved about Butters and rightfully so. Fraser shines during a grown-up conversation with has-been actor Rick Dalton, played by DiCaprio, who, according to Vanity Fair, said Butters reminds him of a young Meryl Streep. Talk about praise.